(Atlantic) Smoldering cigarettes are being blamed for a small shed fire in an alley near 6th and Locust Street at around 1:20 p.m. Friday.
“When we arrived the shed was fully engulfed and the truck sitting beside was also on fire,” explained Assistant Fire Chief Tim Cappel. “They were working on shed and had some cigarettes going. They said they tried to put out the fire but evidently they didn’t get it completely out.”
The shed and the truck are listed as a total losses.
The Atlantic Firemen were assisted by the Cass County Sheriffs’ Office, Atlantic Police Department, and Cass County Emergency Management.
July 26, 2013
2:00 p.m. news